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The Compleat Beatles (1982)

The history of the great British rock band.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator (voice)
Gerry Marsden ...
Himself - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Allan Williams ...
Himself - Beatles' First Manager
Bill Harry ...
Himself - Editor: Mersey Beat
Tony Sheridan ...
Himself
Horst Fascher ...
Himself - Manager: Star Club, Hamburg
Billy J. Kramer ...
Himself
Bob Wooler ...
Himself - DJ: Cavern Club
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Himself - Record Producer
Nicholas Schaffner ...
Himself - Author, The Beatles Forever
Milton Okun ...
Himself - Record Producer-Arranger
Bruce Johnston ...
Himself - The Beach Boys
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself - Guitarist
Wilfred Mellers ...
Himself - Musicologist
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Herself
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A documented account of the life and career of the Fab Four, from their early years in Liverpool to their breakup, featuring rare interview and concert footage. Written by Hiphats

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Be Bop A Lula
Performed by Eddie Dixon
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An excellent introduction
6 September 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

For anyone too young to really know the Beatles and their work, but are wondering what all the fuss was about, this is a very interesting introduction. It could have been so much longer, but the producers wisely condensed it to this size.

Watching this, you realise that Madonna, Eminem, REM, Robbie Williams and anyone else around today is only mildly popular by comparison.

However, if young people want to see an old band who REALLY lived the rock and roll lifestyle, see the Who's film 'The Kids Are Alright'.


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